If you shave your underarms, you've probably noticed a dark shadow on your skin even after the hair is long gone. Often, your armpits will look dark because of the buildup of dead skin cells and other debris. If you're in the mood to go sleeveless, get rid of the discoloration by exfoliating your underarm skin.
Wash your underarms in the shower with warm water and a gentle cleanser. Pat dry with a towel.
Dampen your underarms with a few drops of water. Massage the exfoliant into your underarm skin using small, circular motions. If desired, you can also use a loofah or sea sponge to apply the exfoliant. Continue exfoliating for two to three minutes.
Rinse the exfoliant off with warm water. Check for underarm darkness. If any remains, exfoliate again. Pat underarms dry with a towel when you're finished.
Rub a moisturizer into your underarms to hydrate and soften skin.